Most people look forward to spring during the winter months because of the warm weather, sunshine, and blooming plants. However, they overlook that spring is also the season when spring pests become extremely active following their dormancy during the winter season. They are brimming with vitality and are capable of destroying plants and flowers in your backyard.

Here are five types of spring pests and how to control them.

spring pests

Ants

During a hot season, ants congregate in large numbers. They can contaminate food and endanger your hygiene.

Carpenter ants are particularly prevalent in the spring. They have powerful jaws and can chew through your wooden items, causing significant damage. Additionally, they pose a severe threat. If they infest your home, you must determine their entry point and seek out ant pest control in CT professionals who can assist you in eradicating them.

Wasps and Bees

Wasps and bees are common springtime pests. They are typically found around the wall attics during the winter season, and you should ensure that they do not lay eggs in your house, as they can quickly get out of control once they hatch.

Take immediate action if you notice one of these on your property. Wasps are dangerous, and you should exercise caution when trying to eliminate them. If you cannot do so on your own, it is prudent to consult a pest control expert in your area. 

Ticks

Ticks are harmful to both humans and animals. They are known to cause Lyme disease through bloodsucking on the exposed areas of the body. Some symptoms of this disease include rashes, joint pain, and partial paralysis. A good way to prevent being bitten by ticks is to ensure that your external parts are covered when going outside. Also, you can apply insect repellent or make sure you bathe within two hours after you have become exposed.

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are the third type of spring pest. They spread various diseases, including dengue fever, malaria, and Zika. The application of repellents and electric mosquito repellents are two of the most effective methods of controlling mosquitoes.

Additionally, it is advisable to get rid of bushes and stagnant water near your home, as these serve as hiding places for them. Further, you can protect yourself from bites by wearing long sleeves and long pants when going outside. Additionally, according to the Family Handyman blog, you can keep mosquitoes away by sprinkling fresh rosemary over the coals.

Bats

Bats are another spring pest. When their caves become too crowded, they seek refuge in human settlements and nest in attics. They access your home via broken windows or even through tiny openings. If you wish to eradicate them, it is prudent to seek the services of a professional who specializes in bat removal in CT services, as poisoning and killing bats are illegal.

Spring pests can be tenacious and wreak havoc on your life if left unchecked. Contact qualified pest control professionals immediately if you suspect a pest infestation in your home during the spring.

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